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Fire damages farm building

Smoke was visible over a wide area Tuesday when fire damaged a large storage building at the Pleasant View Farm located on North Salem Road in Southeast.Brewster firefighters under the command of Chief Tom Leather responded and requested mutual aid w More...

Tragedy on the Train

Collision with Jeep Kills 6, Injures 15

Six people were killed and 15 others injured in a horrific train crash along Harlem Line of the Metro-North tracks in Valhalla Tuesday evening.  More...

Health Warning: Measles Case Traveled In Putnam

State Health officials have issued a measles warning for residents of the lower Hudson Valley after a college student infected with the contagious illness traveled through Putnam County on a train.  More...

Cuomo Under Fire For Keeping State Aid Estimates Secret

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has come under fire for refusing to release state aid projections to New York’s 700 school districts unless they agree to educational reforms that include tougher teacher evaluations.   More...

General Stories

Putnam Fire Advisory Board Reinstated

Following a six-year absence, the Putnam County Fire Advisory Board has been reinstated.  Founded in 1958, the board developed, promoted and administered a plan for the mobilization of fire department equipment and personnel as well as the train More...

Wine & Chocolate Festival to Benefit PARC

Enjoy wine and chocolate? More...

Joyful End for Former Addicts, Now Graduates of Drug Court

Seven residents of Putnam County drew cheers and applause for accomplishing what some believed was the impossible—completion of the rigorous two year long Putnam Drug Treatment Court Program.  More...

Sports

Putnam Valley’s Basso on a Torrid Scoring Streak

PUTNAM VALLEY – Think about high school basketball for a moment. More...

Carmel Track Wins at Indoor Northern Counties Championships

Carmel had strong performances in recent track meets.  More...

Carmel Wrestling Beats Mahopac for First Time in Nine Years, Wins League Title

MAHOPAC – Is the tide turning in the ever-ongoing rivalry between Carmel and Mahopac high schools?  Earlier in January, the Carmel boys' basketball team beat the Indians for the first time in three years. More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

CHUANG YEN  MONASTERY 2020 Rte 301, Carmel  845-228-4283/4288 baus. org bauscym@aol.com  Sunday programs: 9-10am  - Chanting and Meditation,  10-11am - Dharma Talk,  11am-12pm - Noon Book  Discussion Group More...

Birth Announcements

Birth Announcements

Owen Travis Wendol

Owen Travis Wendol was born on January 22, 2015, to parents Tammy and Drew Wendol of Putnam Valley.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Angela Gatti

Angela Gatti, 96, a resident of Patterson for the past 8 years, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015, at The Grand of Pawling, Pawling.  Previously from Massappequa, LI, she was born in Brooklyn on April 30, 1918, to Raphael and Josephine (Ses More...

Breaking News - 2/10/2015 7:25 AM

Schools delayed county-wide due to road cleanup  Free Access 

For the third Tuesday in succession, area school children will be arriving late for school. More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2015 8:48 PM

Federal officials shocked by burned-out train car in deadly crash  Free Access 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Putnam Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney were among a number of federal officials who toured a burned out train car Friday, one that was transporting commuters home earlier this week when disaster struck in Valhalla. More...

Brewster towing service instrumental in RR clean-up

Lisi’s Towing Service in Brewster was instrumental Wednesday evening in removing a sports utility vehicle crushed by a Metro North train in Valhalla.The SUV driven by a Westchester mother of three was severely mangled by the collision and was wedged More...

Longtime Carmel Superintendent Jim Ryan to Retire After This Year

After 41 years in public education, Carmel Superintendent James Ryan will be retiring at the conclusion of the current school year.  More...

Baby Goats! Nature’s Wonder Abounds at Harvest Moon Farm

The wonder of Mother Nature became evident Sunday when the sixth baby goat born in the past week came into the world in a shed located on the Harvest Moon Farm.  The farm, formerly known as Outhouse Orchards on Hardscrabble Road near the North S More...

Putnam Valley Firefighter Hailed as Hero After Life-Saving Rescue

Frank Rush was at the right place at the right time and the 27-year-old Putnam Valley firefighter used his first aid and EMS training to help save the life of a 70-year-old man from Kentucky.  Rush recalled his heroics Monday during an interview More...

Around the County

Tennessee Williams Plays at Arts on the Lake

The Blue Horse Repertory Company will present an evening of concert readings by legendary playwright Tennessee Williams at Arts on The Lake, March 7 at 8pm. More...

Brewster Man Injured in Crash that Closes I-84

A mid-day crash on I-84 in Danbury last week closed the westbound lanes of the superhighway for hours resulting in massive tie-ups for vehicular traffic headed into Putnam County.  More...

Graymoor Open House Sunday

The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement are having an open house at Graymoor on Sunday afternoon, February 8, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. There will be a presentation and DVD on our congregation, prayer service in St. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Crossroads 312 Is Indispensable To A Prosperous Putnam Future

The public comment period remained open for the proposed Crossroads 312 project until Monday, February 2, a vital project to our hopes of building a better quality of life for our county. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Big Canadian Bridge Blows Up

The Canadian Pacific bridge over the St. Croix River here dynamited and the eastern pier of the structure was blown away, the explosion breaking the windows of the houses within a radius of a mile.   More...

Word of the Week

Mellifluous  having a smooth rich flow; filled with something  (such as honey) that sweetens   More...

Columns

Measles Outbreak Hits Close to Home

Failure to immunize your child is a form of child abuse. It also shows irresponsibility as a member of a community. The current fourteen-state outbreak of measles is a serious concern, particularly for tiny babies. More...

Their Hands Are In YOUR Wallet

When the question about "corruption" in our state government comes down to its great depth and breadth, it's a sign we are in deep trouble. More...

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